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Xanderghul, runelord of pride and master illusionist.
(Arcane school)
Specialist Illusionist
Subschools Figment
Focused arcane Phantasm
schools Shadow
Thassilonian sin Pride
Spell list Illusion spells

Source: Core Rulebook, pg(s). 210f.

Illusion is one of the eight schools of magic practiced on Golarion. It deals with the creation of images, sounds, figments, or shadows, generally to confuse or deceive the onlooker. Wizards who specialize in this form of magic are known as illusionists.[1]

On Golarion

See also: Category:Illusionists

The lesser-known goddess Sivanah, also known as the Seventh Veil, is considered the patron deity of illusion magics, using it to cleverly conceal her own appearance under layers of obfuscation.[2] Illusionists can be found as priests of her church, although those with different personal or philosophical outlooks can also be found among the clergy of Calistria or Norgorber.[3][4]

Shadow magic is considered a subschool of illusion magic.[5]

Sin magic

During the reign of the runelords of ancient Thassilon, illusion was associated with the sin of pride, and was therefore the specialty of Xanderghul, ruler of Cyrusian.[6]